Laura Charlton

Laura Charlton

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - LEWES

Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

Since qualifying as a counsellor in 2002 I have worked with adults, young people, children and families in the NHS, low-cost clinics, primary and secondary schools, and in private practice. Prior to my counselling training I worked in the fields of drug and alcohol rehabilitation, mental health and social housing.

I offer long and short term work with adults, young people and children. I also work with parents and children together.  I work with whatever you bring, offering a confidential, non-judgemental and collaborative space to talk, reflect and explore experiences and feelings.

Although my main trainings are rooted in psychoanalytic thought, my practice has developed to integrate other influences including systemic thinking, relational theory and developmental psychology. I am also interested in the use of the arts in the therapeutic process. My starting point would be you as an individual and the areas of your life for which you seek support.

For work with young children I offer a more creative and play-based approach, providing a free but contained space for them to explore, express and process feelings. Although it is usually helpful for parents and carers of young people to be involved in the process to some degree, I will always protect the child’s right to confidentiality.

My practice room is in the heart of Lewes, 5 minutes walk from the train station and bus routes and 2 minutes from a public car park.

What I can help with

Eating disorders, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, Personal development, AIDS/HIV, Asperger syndrome, Cancer, Disability, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Adoption issues, Child related issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Creative therapy, Integrative, Play therapy, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution focused brief therapy, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, Families, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work